If you like fantasy, dystopian literature, or sweet teen romance stories, you should check out The Pledge Series by Kimberly Derting. I read book one, The Pledge, and loved it, so when I heard about a GoodReads contest for book two, The Essence, I entered it even though I never win anything. Well, I was … Continue reading
Looking for writing tips for NaNoWriMo? What can your favorite tv shows teach you about writing? Quite a lot as long as you remember that tv shows are only written for the sense of sight, but novels need to appeal to all of the senses. Here are a few of my current favorites and a … Continue reading
This time of year, we are bombarded with new tv shows as well as all of our favorite shows returning for another season. There’s so much content available, it can be hard to decide what to watch. Obviously you know your opinion of returning shows, but what about all of these new ones? Here are … Continue reading
Back in July I shared a post about upcoming scifi and fantasy tv shows for 2012-2013. One of those shows was a new series on NBC called Revolution. I recently saw a preview for it on Hulu, and I am hooked.
The tv show, Grimm, had a lot to prove during its first season. Cop/detective shows with a quirky supernatural element are everywhere these days. At first I was disappointed with season 1 because it was mostly the “monster”/murder of the episode for a good portion of the season. That said, I must add that I prefer … Continue reading
Wondering what science fiction (scifi) and fantasy tv shows will be on the air in the 2012-2013 season? Me too. So I have compiled a list with plot summaries and my personal notes. I hope you find something fantastic to watch in the upcoming year!
Last week I discussed writing reviews for the books you like. So this week, I wanted to share a book series (okay, an author) I’m excited about. The Pledge by Kimberly Derting is the first book in a dystopian series about a girl with the power to understand all languages in a society where social classes are … Continue reading
Happy Summer! With school breaks and vacations (and hot-hot weather), summer is a great time to catch up on reading. It’s also a great time to show your appreciation to the authors you love. Writers need lots of encouragement. A kind word from a reader could mean the difference between a good day and a … Continue reading
I have a love/hate relationship with books that become tv shows. If I watch the tv show first, the book is less interesting to read (because I already know what happens). But if I read the book first, I hate it when they change something major for the tv show. It seems like season one typically follows the … Continue reading
Blog: Who Succeeds When Similar Concepts Are Launched Simultaneously: #Grimm vs #OnceUponATime and #Haven vs #TheGates
It happens all the time. Two creative pieces arrive with similar plots. Rarely do both succeed. I noticed this in 2010 when Haven and The Gates aired on television at the same time. Both shows were about a small community that was a haven for people with unusual powers. The Gates was a rich gated … Continue reading